In this video, I present to you a theory of mine, based on personal experience with my own body and after working with thousands of clients since 2008.
Does fascial restriction cause poor blood circulation?
I certainly think it can.
While there are many possible causes of cold hands and feet, poor blood circulation is one of them. And, there are many possible causes of poor blood circulation. So my new theory is in no way meant to replace the other causes. Rather, this feels like an important distinction to make, and understanding how blood is able to flow in the body vs when it can become blocked…well, that feels really important to know if you own a body right?
Blood circulation is critical for life. Blood circulation is also critical for wound repair, general oxygenation, and every major function of the body.
Connective tissue, or fascia, wraps every blood vessel.
My recent experience had to do with venous flow from my left arm back to my heart. A feeling of intense left arm heaviness occurred after a full body Kinetix (fascia release) session that didn’t get into an important area of my left arm for blood circulation. Accompanying the heaviness was tenderness /soreness in the superficial fascia, indicating clogged or toxic lymph. Since I released my arm the day before, my theory was the toxic waste wasn’t able to leave my arm due to upstream restriction (venous flow dam).
When I released the fascia around my armpit, on the posterior as well as anterior lateral sides, the blood flowed out of my arm and the heaviness left for good.
Watch the video for my full theory and what you can do about it if this interests you and you want to test the theory on yourself. And of course, please add your thoughts below and let me know if you think this is a viable theory!
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